Monday, December 29, 2008

Science Contest for Kids: ExploraVision

Thanks to Vicki Davis’s Cool Cat Teacher blog, I learned about Toshiba/NSTA’s ExploraVision contest for kids K-12. The contest challenges teams of students (working under a mentor) to:
  • choose a technology that is present in their lives
  • explore how it works, when and why it was invented
  • imagine and explore what the technology would be 20 years from now
  • write an in-depth report to convey their vision to others

Prizes range from $5,000 - $10,000 savings bonds, a toshiba notebook for the school, and special gifts for the coaches and mentors. See the website for complete details.

Why should students enter? Strengthen the following skills:

  • higher-order thinking
  • communication
  • organization
  • imagination
  • research
  • collaboration
  • writing skills

Deadline is January 28, 2009. What are you waiting for?

Image by ILoveButter from Flickr.


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